'''Saint Leo University''' is a private, nonprofit, Roman Catholic liberal arts university
established in 1889.
Its primary campus is located in St. Leo, Florida
, 35 miles north of Tampa in Pasco County, Florida|Pasco County
The university is associated with the Holy Name Monastery
, a Benedictine convent, and Saint Leo Abbey
, a Benedictine monastery
The university and the abbey are both named for Pope Leo the Great
, bishop of Rome from 440 to 461.
The name also honors Leo XIII
, who was Pope at the time, and Leo Haid, then abbot of Maryhelp Abbey in North Carolina, now Belmont Abbey, North Carolina|Belmont Abbey
, who participated in founding the university and served as its first president.
File:Dr._Passard_Dean_teaching_students_in_the_School_of_Business.jpg|thumb|right|Dr. Passard Dean teaching in the School of Business
The first Roman...